Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. If you’d like your event to be included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the event.
Irish singer: Eleanor McEvoy plays at Joiners in Arnold House in Rugby on Friday, 20th March as part of her UK tour. Support from Rugby’s Hollie Aires.
Mambo Jambo: lively evening of feel-good music to make you smile will be presented at Barnacle Village Hall on Thursday, March 26 at 7.30pm. It will be performed by Mambo Jambo, a charismatic acoustic roots duo whose repertoire draws in a wide range of styles that includes Bluegrass, Latin & Caribbean New Orleans, Balkan, and more. Tickets for the show, which is suitable for all ages from 12 plus, cost £8.50. For more information and to reserve tickets telephone 024 7661 9126 or email email@example.com.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: concert featuring Easter music at the Temple Speech Room, Rugby School, with kind permission from the headmaster. It takes place on March 28, 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 and £12.50. Telephone (01788) 812802.
Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: The Merchants Inn in Rugby every two Sundays 7pm until 9.30pm.
Dunchurch Jazz Club: March Wednesday 11th - The Matt Palmer Quartet April Wednesday 15th - French Jazz Night featuring New Yorks, Broadway accordionist Ed Jay, Wednesday June 17th - The Ben Holder Quartet. Tickets for all concerts are £10 in advance and £12 on the door. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm. Dunchurch at the village hall.
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone (01788) 812802.
The Zephyr Band Rugby: New members welcome. The Zephyr Wind Band has been playing in the community for the last ten years. It is hoping to recruit new players of a modest standard for Wind and Brass instruments, and a new drummer. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school term at 7.30pm at the United Reform Church next to the Recreation Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details - Ann: telephone 07790 678737.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
Rugby and District Art Society: Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at Dunchurch Village Hall, see rugbyanddistrictartsociety.org.uk.
Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on (01788) 567457 or David on (01788) 823212 for times and venues.
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Fall In – A First World War Project for Rugby. A small exhibition in the Social History Gallery of the Museum displaying First World War memorabilia of local people.
Dunchurch Vintage and Craft Fayre, Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall, Sunday March 22, 11.30am tp 4pm, over 20 stalls selling quality vintage; handmade; up-cycled; and recycled gifts and wares. There will also be a vintage tea room selling delicious cakes and refreshment, all waitress served. Admission £1, under 14s free. In aid of Child Reach.
Fashion show: Return of Wanda’s ever popular fashion show, on April 1. Doors open at 7pm when with complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. The show starts at 7.30pm when Wanda’s latest holiday and special occasion wear will be expertly modelled. Tickets are £5, including a free glass of wine. Please call in, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the library on 01788 811355 to book your place
Quiz night: Dunchurch Village Hall, March 20; Band night May 16; June 20 Procession and Fete - Theme: Children’s Book Please check www.dunchurchevents.org for up to date information. All funds raised by the Festival Group go to local groups in Dunchurch.
Flea Market: Saturday, March 22, Guilsborough Village Hall, 10am - 4pm, bric-a-brac, collectables, cakes, gifts, proceeds to Cynthia Spencer House. Telephone 01604 740392.
Rugby Deaf Club: Meet every Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm (except for Bank Holidays) at Rugby Fellowship Church, 53 Cymbelline Way, Woodlands, Rugby. Text 07733360657 or email email@example.com for details.
Rugby Open Code Club: The club meets at 7pm every Wednesday at The Benn Partnership Centre on Railway Terrace. More details can found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rugbyopencodeclub) and via Twitter @RugbyOpenCode. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask.
Quiz night: every Monday at The Bull Inn, Clifton. (One of the finalist pubs in the Rugby Advertiser’s Best Pub Award). 8.30pm start, £1 per person entry. Prize for every team. Rounds may include general knowledge, TV & films, geography, sports & leisure, science & nature, history, famous faces, music, etc. Monday 5th quiz will be entirely focused on 2014, if you fancy putting a team in.
Quiz night: Steam Turbine, Rugby, every Monday from 8.30pm. £1 per person to enter with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed teams. Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road Karaoke: every Friday night from 8pm. All the latest songs and plenty of drinks promotions.
Rugby & District Philatelic Society: Meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays (01788) 542467.
Hillmorton United Ladies Group: Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton, Visitors are welcome to join at a cost of £2. For further details contact Christine on 578724.
Hillmorton and Paddox Townswomen’s Guild: Meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month (except August). Meet at 1.45pm at the Community Centre in Hillmorton Road. Speakers, days out, tea and chat. Call (01788) 573099.
Family Quiz Night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.
Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Tuesday evenings starts 6:30pm @ Table table, Clifton Road,Thursday day times at 10.30am @ Get Stuffed Cafe (Near the Merchants Inn), Rugby. For more information please see the Facebook group or call me on 07970 664187
Kids’ Club: Games, discos, film nights in Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.
Deering’s Road Daytime Women’s Institute: Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, Rugby. All meetings followed by light refreshment. New members and visitors welcome. For further information contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.
Hillmorton United Ladies’ Group: Meet the second Thursday of every month (excluding Bank Holidays) at 7.45pm at Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby - interesting speakers, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. Please contact Christine for further details on (01788) 578714.
Hill Street Youth and Community Centre’s 50+ Club: Second Tuesday of every month, Hill Street community centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
The Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society: Meets every Tuesday evening (8pm to 10.30pm) and Saturday afternoon (2pm-6pm) at the Scout Headquarters, Boughton Leigh Community Junior School, Wetherell Way, Brownsover.
For anyone interested in Amateur Radio and Electronics. Contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.
Royal Naval Association: Rugby Branch. Social evening first Friday every month 8pm at the Oakfield Club in Bilton Road. Telephone Frank Redfern for further details on (01788) 543062.
Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers: Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 for next date. It cost £5 per session and is run by Lillian Poultney.
Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village Hall.
Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby, events for March see http://bookings.bennhall.com/showDiary.php?month=20150301. Telephone (01788) 533719
Rugby On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30pm.
St Peter’s and St John’s Ladies’ Group: Meet the first Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays) at 7.45pm in the church hall - interesting speakers followed by light refreshments - £1 members/£2 non-members. New members welcome. Please contact Joyce for further details on (01788) 575661.
Rugby and District Canine Society’s Ring Training Classes: Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at Newbold Village.
Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meet at 7pm at the John Lees Hall, Regent St, Rugby on the second Thursday of every month. Telephone (01788) 333755.
Coffee morning and table top sale: Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm, St George’s Church, Community Hall Development Project, St John’s Avenue.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Every Monday, 8.30pm, has moved to Ansty Club, Grove Road, every Monday.
Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of every month. Meetings at Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club, Bruce Williams Way, 10.30am.
Royal Air Forces Association of Rugby monthly meeting: First Tuesday of every month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Green, Hillmorton, 7pm.
Family Quiz Night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.
Brownsover Art Group: Meet Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover.
Rugby Floral Society: Rugby United. Reformed Church, Hillmorton: meet on the third Thursday of the month 2pm. Telephone (01788) 547238.
Deerings Daytime Women’s Institute: Meet on first Tuesday of the month at 2pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone: (01788) 542378.
Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church: Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com.
Rugby National Trust Association: Canal History – The Wonder of Waterways, Weddnesday March 18, Dunchurch Village Hall, see www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk
Rugby Ramblers: No walk on Sunday 22nd. Thursday March 26, Welford, 9 miles. Meet 9am, Inside Sainsbury’s car park, near recycling area. Contact Lorna (01788) 814732 or Chris 334138.
Rugby Jolly Joggers: Run off road on Sunday mornings. Telephone Tom on (01788) 815 025 for more information.
Jado Kuin Do martial arts: Every Friday, 6pm and 7pm, Overslade Community Centre, free first lesson, 6pm children 7pm adults. Contact Tim 07540 887764
Outdoor buggy camp: Mondays 9.30 am-10.15am Long Lawford Park.
Tai Chi Classes: Monday 2pm - 3pm Age UK Tuesday 10am - 11am Dunchurch Methodist Church; Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm Regent Rooms, Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Leisure Centre, Friday 10.30am - 11.30am Age UK. Call Christian (01788) 565412.
Bokwa level 1 class: Tuesdays 7pm, Newbold Methodist Hall.
Zumba: Mondays & Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Rd, Rugby. £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Military Fitness Circuits: indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk To get fit call 07976 044282.
Noises Off: Rugby Theatre Saturday, April 11. Telephone. (01788) 541234.
Comedy festival: Underbelly, in association with Stratforward and Royal Shakespeare Company present Comedy Hullabaloo, Stratford-upon-Avon, Thursday May 21 – Monday 25. Line up includes Jack Dee, Al Murray and Ardal O’Hanlon. Tickets on sale now from: www.comedyhullabaloo.com